Vegas Barkeep Sues Rodman
She says he rubbed against her, slapped her butt
By Caroline Zimmerman,  Newser User
Posted Nov 25, 2007 12:17 PM CST
Dennis Rodman poses backstage before the Christian Audigier Fall 2007 fashion show during the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week at Smashbox Studios in Culver City, Calif., in this March 21, 2007 file photo....   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – A Las Vegas bartender is suing Dennis Rodman in federal court for assault, saying the ex-NBA star rubbed up against her and slapped her derriere last year, reports the AP. Sara Robinson is also accusing the Hard Rock hotel for firing her after she filed a complaint regarding Rodman's behavior. It's deja vu for the ex-NBA star, who was sued in Vegas in 2001.

He privately settled the case—in which he was accused of humiliating a craps dealer by rubbing dice on his head, chest, and genitals—after a jury awarded the man $80,000. This time around, Robinson claims he "made a scene" by climbing up on the bar when he didn't get her attention, then proceeded to grab and slap her "open-handed on the bottom." She seeks unspecified damages.